Trainer Tim Ice answers questions about Summer Bird, winner of the Belmont Stakes and the Travers, and much more.
Trainer Tim Ice has gone from being a relatively unknown trainer based in Louisiana to one of the shining young stars in the profession, largely due to the Belmont Stakes (gr. I) and Shadwell Travers (gr. I) successes of Summer Bird.
A native of East Liverpool, Ohio who has lived in Louisiana since age 15, Ice became acclimated to racing at an early age by his late stepfather, trainer Frank Rapp. He paid his dues over the years, serving as an assistant to a number of trainers, including Cole Norman, Ralph Nicks, and Keith Desormeaux, whose brother, Kent, has ridden Summer Bird to his best victories.